The basic ingredients for making ceramics have always been naturally occurring raw materials such as Kaolinite, clay, feldspar and quartz sand. Together, these materials form the basis for this extremely durable and hard material. The individual components of this malleable material are combined, homogenized and cleaned as part of a unique and protracted process at LAUFEN. The resulting slurry – the pourable starting material for ceramics, is then poured into pre-prepared plaster molds or shaped using a special pouring process developed at LAUFEN.
The formability and pouring ability of the material allows for the creation of a wide variety of sanitary ware products. These products will sometimes pose a manufacturing challenge, especially when creating objects with complex geometries. Dried and glazed blanks are then baked in a kiln at temperatures up to 1240°C. Such extreme kiln temperatures ensure the hardness and durability of our high-quality LAUFEN products.
Ceramics, through their smooth, easy-to-clean surface, fulfill the highest standards in cleanliness and hygiene due to the fact that chemical acids, strong cleaning fluids or hydrochloric compounds hardly wear on the material. Due to its versatility and pleasant appearance, ceramic is the most popular material used to manufacture high-quality sanitary fittings.